Confinement Taupo has 4 exciting, fully themed escape rooms! Each room has a unique theme, storyline and clues that will keep you wondering what lies ahead as you work your way through each space.

Confinement can accommodate groups of 2-8 per room, for work functions we can book out all four rooms for your group. 

Do you think outside the box? Confinement Escape Rooms are just for you!


Taupo Escape Room Information


The Candy Factory

DIFFICULTY LEVELS: Standard 3/5, Advanced 4/5

You have decided to sneak into the Candy Factory in your hometown, you have always seen strange colourful smoke coming from the chimneys, but no one is ever allowed to go into the place, it is strictly off-limits. Rumour has it that only special invitations are sent out once a year. But you are too curious to wait for your one.  Once you open the door to the factory and close it behind you, it locks automatically. Uh-oh, your now trapped inside this strange Candy Forest… with no way out. The next shift for workers starts in one hour, so you have time to find a way out before you are caught and get in trouble. Make your way through the Candy Factory and get out of there!

*This room (while still difficult enough for adults) is our most family friendly theme. If you love a fun story, this is the room for you!

Candy Factory Taupo Escape Room Confinement

The Wild Tea Party

DIFFICULTY LEVELS: Standard 3/5, Advanced 4/5

You are invited to attend an unusual high tea; the invite was too interesting to turn down. You arrive at the high tea with excitement. The host offers you some tea, but as you start drinking it – time starts going fast, and you realise the drink you have taken is shrinking tea. The shrinking effect will start happening in one hour. Suddenly your host has disappeared, and your alone in this strange garden with time going very quickly. Find your way out of the garden, and the shrinking tea will not take effect, if you do not you may be small forever.

*This room (while still difficult enough for adults) is a family friendly theme. 

Wild Tea Party Taupo Escape Room  Confinement

The Hunting Lodge

DIFFICULTY LEVELS: Standard 3/5, Advanced 5/5

You have heard noise’s coming from your neighbour’s place for quite some time. After multiple calls to the police, they have done nothing about it, so you decide to take measures into your own hands. You sneak into your neighbour’s property while he is at work… but you have set the alarm off. It is the same alarm system you have so you know you have 60-minutes to snoop around, get out before authorities arrive! Find out where these weird noises are coming from.

*This room is not dark and is suitable for all ages at parental discretion. Please note there is fake blood/’gory’ props etc in this room. 

Last Reset: April 2021

Hunting Lodge,  Taupo Escape Room,  Confinement

The Cabin in the Woods

DIFFICULTY LEVELS: Standard 4/5, Advanced 5/5

There are some unsolved mysteries in your hometown. People going missing and have never been found, these missing persons dates back to the 1950’s, and everyone in town seems to turn a blind eye! You are a bunch of small-time detectives and want to solve these mysteries. You follow your first few leads which direct you to a cabin in the woods… it looks abandoned or is it. Time to investigate. You have one hour before the sun goes down and you do not really want to be here after dark in a creepy cabin in the woods.

*This room is not dark and is suitable for all ages at parental discretion. Please note there is fake cobwebs and props in this room that can look scary.

Cabin in the Woods, Taupo Escape Room,  Confinement



Monday to Thursday: 10:00am - Last Booking 8:00pm

Friday to Saturday: 9:00am - Last Booking 8:45pm

Sunday: 9:00am - Last Booking 8:00pm


33b Oruanui Street, Taupo


Use the box below to check some available time slots and to make a booking. If you are wanting to book a time within the hour please call to book this: 07 376 5326
Payment of one adult is required for online bookings with the remainder paid on arrival. If you have a discount voucher, or wanting a family pack you can book online as normal, let us know in the notes and we will update your booking, the deposit paid will come off your total bill when you arrive. Alternatively, give us a call or email.


What is an Escape Room?

An Escape Room is an interactive game that transports you right into another world! You and your team must solve a series of clues and puzzles in order to unlock and uncover the secrets of the story, and move your way through each space in the room - the end goal is to escape before your 60 minutes are up! Escape Rooms are a perfect indoor activity for friends, families, couples and even your co-workers.

Team Sizes?

We can take anywhere from 2-8 people per room, meaning 32 people across all 4 rooms per hour! We have had groups of 2 get out just as fast (if not faster) than groups of 8 so it is doable with any group size!
 For multi-room bookings you must have a minimum of 4 people per room. The Lost Villa is a slightly smaller than the other rooms so we do recommend group sizes of 6 or less, but 8 is maximum. 

Age Limits? 

Children over the age of 5 are allowed to attend if a parent is also playing, puzzles are challenging in all rooms so an adult will be required to help children progress through the game.

This is a family friendly game, but not necessarily ideal for children. We recommend to partake as a family, anyone under the age of 14 requires an adult in the room as some of the puzzles are quite complicated.

All children aged 14 or younger must be accompanied by an adult at all times. They are not authorised to be in the Skycity building without a adult due to the presence of the gambling.

Done all the rooms and want to come back? You can!

Did you know we change our rooms?! We have a new reset every three months! 

Each room has its clues changed once a year, we stagger our resets so every three months theres a new challenge for you! Room names will often stay the same so stay tuned for clue resets!

Locked in? Claustrophobic? Don't Stress

The door you enter through will be unlocked at all times, which may be used in an emergency, to use the bathroom during the game or to take a break if needed. 

No need to worry! Our rooms are nice and big, there are no extremely small spaces and the entry door is unlocked for you to leave if you feel uncomfortable.

What to Bring?

Reading Glasses: We recommend bringing your reading glasses along as they will be very useful in the darker rooms and for reading digits on our locks.

Shoes: We do require shoes to be worn at all times, we recommend not wearing high heals so you can really get into the game. 

What happens if we don't get out in time? 

A "Confinement" staff member will come and let you out and you will be invited back to try again another day.

What happens in an emergency? 

Your main exit is the door you entered which is unlocked at all times. If your nearest emergency exit is the door you are trying to escape from, then there will be an emergency tear code clearly labelled on the back of the door, tear this to reveal the code for you to easily exit the room, this will be pointed out by staff before you start the game.

An app is provided to a designated member from your team to call on our staff, you may also use the door you entered from to contact staff for assistance. A briefing will be done so you know where everything can be found for reassurance.

Wheelchair access?

Taupo: We have some wheelchair accessable rooms please contact us to check before making a booking. 

Hamilton: Unfortunately, having stairs and narrow doors we do not have wheelchair access to the rooms. We also cannot allow teams to carry the wheelchair down the stair as a precaution for fire emergencies. 

What language? 

The game is in English which requires you to read English written and verbal clues. Although some puzzles are not language specific.

Team Photos?

Yes! We offer FREE team photos after your game, which will be available on our facebook page

Photos in the room? 

We do not allow phones or cameras in the room as we do not want to spoil the game for others who have not yet played. Staff will take a cool team photo for you at the completion of the game.

Function/party Room? 

Taupo: We do not have our own function/party room. However we can help you book a local function centre please contact us on

Hamilton: We do not have our own function/party room. However we can help you to book a SKYCITY room, please contact us at


Taupo: We have some off street parking along with aple on street parking. 

Hamilton: SkyCity offer parking discounts which can be validated by SkyCity after coming to Confinement Click here for more info on Skycity Parking. Alternatively there is parking along Victoria street Click here for more info on CBD Street parking



  • COMPANY means Confinement Ltd, a New Zealand Operating Business
  • WEBSITE means
  • YOU means the visitor of the WEBSITE and the person making the booking,
  • GAME means the services provided by the COMPANY
  • BOOKING means this agreement in which YOU reserve a time slot for the GAME of the COMPANY

Confinement Ltd does not store any credit card information, all payments are processed through "Windcave". Their privacy policies can be found here: Windcave Privacy Policy

You warrant and declare that you are at least 18 years of age and possess the legal authority to enter into this agreement and to use the booking system in accordance with all terms and conditions herein.

You are responsible for all members of your team and you need to ensure that they adhere to the terms and conditions of this BOOKING.

You also warrant that all information supplied by you in the booking system is true and accurate. If false information is provided and we are unable to contact you, your booking will be cancelled immediately.

  • You enter the COMPANY's premise and play the game on your own responsibility and consent.
  • You play the GAME at your own risk.
  • If you have any medical conditions or you are pregnant, it is your decision if you can play or not. COMPANY cannot be held liable for any injury, damages or otherwise.
  • No participant of the GAME can be under the influence of alcohol or any drugs. The COMPANY has full power to deny access or remove you if COMPANY thinks the you are under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • You are not allowed to play the game if you have infectious disease and/or you would be a threat to others' well being.
  • You are required to follow the instructions of the COMPANY representatives
  • You are not allowed to climb on the furniture or use physical force to solve puzzles.
  • You are not allowed to "pick" any lock nor damage property to access any lock
  • You are not allowed to play the game in a way that endangers your or any other participants safety and well being.
  • No bags are to be taken into the GAME. Lockers are provided for you.
  • No phones, cameras or videoing equipment are permitted in the GAME
  • No weapons of any kind are permitted in the GAME. This includes knives, scissors, lighters or any item that can be considered harmful
  • Food and beverages cannot be taken into the game rooms.
  • Smoking is prohibited at the premise of the COMPANY.

The length of the GAME is 60 minutes. This will not be extended if you do not escape within the given time.

The GAME is primarily designed for adults. However some children can be a valuable member of a team. In certain situations and composition an all children plus 1 adult team might also be successful.
However, note should be taken of the room age recommendations.

The GAME can be played by minimum 2 people. Individuals can not play by themselves.

The minimum age to play the game in a
family group is 5

The details per team size are:

  •  Minimum 1 adult in the team who has to be a parent of one child participating. (if children are younger than 14)

Adults must supervise children at all times. The Adult is responsible for the actions of the children If the COMPANY thinks that the behaviour of the children can endanger their own, each others or the equipment's safety, the COMPANY has all the power to remove the whole or part of the group from the room.

You must arrive promptly for your game. The first 15 minutes of your game are allotted for a Health & Safety Briefiing and Sign in. The remaining 1 hour is game time in your chosen room. 

The language of the game is English. Although most puzzles are not language specific, some puzzles require some level of English.

You are not allowed to record any video, audio or take photos in the rooms. If you do you will be removed from the GAME immediately and you will have to delete the recording.

You understand that the rooms are under constant surveillance and each session may be recorded for safety, health and training purposes.

COMPANY can refuse you to enter the GAME or remove you from the GAME if you or any of the team members violate any point of this terms and conditions.
You will not be refunded if you are refused entry or removed from the room because of violating any points of this terms and conditions.

Any booking can be cancelled or modified by calling the phone number of the COMPANY found on the WEBSITE. No BOOKING can be cancelled or modified less than 24 hours before the game. A full refund is payable if a GAME is cancelled or modified within 24 hours of the scheduled time slot.


  • Payments must be made before the GAME.
  • Payments can be made with credit card or cash at the location of the GAME if the booking is made on site
  • No refunds once the GAME is paid for.
  • If you are refused entry or removed from the room because of violating any points of this terms and conditions you will not be refunded.


The COMPANY is not responsible if you cannot play the GAME due to an event outside of the control of the COMPANY. These events include but not exclusive to:

  • natural disaster
  • power outage
  • some part of the GAME (clues, props, computers, etc) breaks and becomes unusable
  • COMPANY representative can't get to the game due to road closure or similar
  • COMPANY is not responsible for any errors or mistakes in the BOOKING or lack of it if it is caused by the third party booking system.

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